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New Jersey Power Company Goes Carbon-Free

PSEG, the largest and oldest power company in New Jersey, pledges to completely eliminate its carbon emissions by 2050.
August 1, 2019, 1pm PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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The Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) will build out its off-shore wind capacity to replace coal power in an effort to eliminate carbon emissions from its power production. "New Jersey's largest and oldest power company is pledging to deliver carbon-free electricity to fight climate change," Matt Egan reports for CNN. PSEG hopes to achieve its goal by 2050.

The utility is one of several looking to curb its impact on the climate. "Last month, PSEG announced an agreement to sell its stake in a pair of coal plants in western Pennsylvania. The company plans to shut its final coal-powered unit, located in Connecticut, within 18 months," Egan writes. This move follows an announcement of a plan from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to move the state to exclusively “clean” energy by 2050.

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Published on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in CNN
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